Local tows offered for local charity

Jack's Towing in Abbotsford is raising funds for Mathew's House on New Year's Eve

  • Dec. 27, 2014 12:00 p.m.
The staff at Jack’s Towing are offering New Year’s Eve tows to raise funds for Matthew’s House. From left are Dave Rahberger

The staff at Jack’s Towing are offering New Year’s Eve tows to raise funds for Matthew’s House. From left are Dave Rahberger

Jack’s Towing in Abbotsford is offering a service for New Year’s Eve revelers, while raising funds for Matthew’s House.

Liam Brennan and Jill Dowse, who have owned Jack’s Towing since 2010, and manager Dave Rahberger wanted to find a way to do something positive and give back to their community.

They came upon the idea of towing cars home on New Year’s Eve.

“If you’re caught driving drunk, your car is going to be towed anyway,” Brennan said. “So we thought why not encourage people to get home safe by providing them and their car with a secure ride home.”

They also wanted to support a charity in their community, and chose Matthew’s House, which provides respite care for children with complex health-care needs.

Between midnight and 4 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, Jack’s Towing will tow a vehicle and two people home.

The service will be provided to Abbotsford residents for a suggested minimum donation of $75 – with all of the donations going directly to Matthew’s House.

“It’s a local tow for a local charity,” Dowse says.

Brennan and Rahberger will be two of the drivers who will provide this service on New Year’s Eve.

Booking ahead is not necessary; those who want to use the service on New Year’s Eve can call 604-607-0772.

For more information on Jack’s Towing, visit jackstowing.ca. To learn more about Matthew’s House, visit mattshouse.ca.